Vlad Dumitrescu vlad_dumitrescu@REDACTED
Thu Apr 17 09:18:50 CEST 2003

IMHO, this is a complementary approach. It is meant to be run over the 
Internet, which presents challenges that Erlang is also trying to address as 
an afterthought (most important aspect, I think, is security, but also 

On the other hand, maybe a good way of solving these problems would be to 
use an Erlang mesh as the infrastructure, and build a higher-level framework 
on top of it. Do you happen to know someone that would want to grant a 
couple of millions for researching this thoroughly? :-)


>From: Jay Nelson <jay@REDACTED>
>To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
>Subject: Globus
>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 22:30:21 -0700
>Has anyone been talking about Globus?  It is the open source
>approach to grid computing that is backed by IBM and the
>It seems to me it is an attempt to implement all that erlang
>already has.  I think the big failing is that they are trying to
>extend the 'familiar languages' to distributed computing.  It
>sounds neat: all the power you can tap into, shared computing
>etc.  But fundamentally you will end up trying to use non-
>distributed languages to implement distributed code.  The
>infrastructure makes it sound easy, but it doesn't solve the
>hard problems of distributed algorithms -- just the management
>aspects of the nodes.
>See for info.
>Are they on to something, way off base, or are they just
>redoing erlang with some marketing and advertising dollars
>behind it?

Lättare att hitta drömresan med MSN Resor

More information about the erlang-questions mailing list